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Use of biosolids discussed at MRC Pontiac council

17 February 2023 à 2:09 pm

At the MRC Pontiac council of mayors meeting last night (February 15), a resident of Clarendon spoke during the public question period about the the importation of biosolids for agricultural use, referring to reporting done by Radio-Canada late last year. In December, Quebec’s Environment Minister Benoit Charette said that new regulations on the product, which […]

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Kim Lesage moves from MRC Pontiac’s interim director general to permanent role

16 February 2023 à 9:54 am

Updated on 16 February 2023 à 3:42 pm

At the MRC Pontiac council of mayors meeting last night (February 15), Kim Lesage was officially named to the director general role on a permanent basis, after serving in an interim capacity since November. She took over the top bureaucratic position at the office from Bernard Roy, who resigned suddenly in early November. She explained […]

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Pontiac Maison des Jeunes hosting disco on ice

15 February 2023 à 2:49 pm

The Pontiac Maison des Jeunes is hosting a disco on ice fundraiser this Saturday (February 18) from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Centre de Loisirs des Draveurs Century 21 Élite (Fort-Coulonge arena). In addition to the on-ice action, there will be a live DJ and food on site. Coordinator Desiree Tremblay Giroux explained that […]

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UMQ Forestry Committee holds first meeting of 2023

15 February 2023 à 1:45 pm

The members of the Forestry Committee of the Union of Quebec Municipalities (UMQ) held their first meeting of 2023 yesterday (February 14). The municipal officials identified several challenges to address in the long term, to ensure the economic vitality of the regions, the promotion forestry trades as well as the sustainability of the resource. “We […]

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Warden reiterates call for bringing the Municipality of Pontiac into MRC Pontiac

15 February 2023 à 11:55 am

During the first meeting of the MRC Pontiac Youth Council on February 13, Warden Jane Toller noted that the group included students from municipalities all over the Pontiac, as well as one from the Municipality of Pontiac, which is situated in MRC des Collines-de-l’Outaouais. She reiterated her support for adding the municipality to the MRC […]

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MRC Pontiac’s 2023 Youth Council holds inaugural meeting

14 February 2023 à 2:50 pm

The new MRC Pontiac Youth Council held their first public meeting and were sworn in last night (February 13) at the MRC office in Campbell’s Bay. The council is made up of 21 youth from across the MRC, as well as an inclusion from the Municipality of Pontiac in neighboring MRC des Collines.  Warden Jane […]

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CHIP director pens letter in Le Devoir marking World Radio Day

13 February 2023 à 2:39 pm

To mark UNESCO’s World Radio Day on February 13, CHIP 101.9’s Director General François Carrier, who also serves as the President of the l’Association des radiodiffuseurs communautaires du Québec (ARCQ), penned a letter in the newspaper Le Devoir highlighting the contributions of community radio in Quebec. “Today, 250 employees work within the 37 member stations […]

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Citizens invited to submit questions for MRC Pontiac council

13 February 2023 à 12:20 pm

Citizens of MRC Pontiac are invited to submit questions to elected officials in light of the council of mayors meeting taking place this Wednesday, February 15. Questions can be posed in-person at the meeting (starting at 6:30 p.m.) or online through a form on the MRC’s website. The deadline to submit is February 15 at […]

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Police investigating arson at Camp B’nai Brith near Quyon

13 February 2023 à 11:54 am

Updated on 13 February 2023 à 3:46 pm

Update 3:10 p.m. February 13 – This article has been updated from its original version to add a photo of the scene and a follow-up statement from MRC des Collines police.  MRC des Collines Police are investigating two suspicious fires at a summer camp near Quyon early Sunday morning. At around 4:35 a.m. on February […]

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Boil water advisory ends for Fort-Coulonge and sections of Mansfield

13 February 2023 à 9:55 am

Today, the Municipality of Fort-Coulonge announced that they had lifted the boil water advisory that has been in effect since last week. The advisory affected both the town as well as the St-Camille sector in Mansfield.

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